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Nobody listens at open mics

“Check, check...reality check”

It’s an addiction — no, more like a hobby.

San Diego Opera calls it quits

Out with the old

Last night at the conclusion of San Diego Opera’s orchestral rehearsal for Verdi’s Requiem, Gerry Whitney was honored. Gerry has been with San Diego Opera for 43 years and has been in a ridiculous number ...

Suspected bike thieves rough up schoolboy

Two 18-year-olds busted — one divulges location of bicycle

A 16-year-old said he was riding his bike home from San Marcos High School on a Tuesday afternoon when he was confronted by two persons he had never seen before. “I just felt this punch,” ...

Jim’s got Jimbo’s number

When Jim Heath adopted the name “Reverend Horton Heat” in the ’80s, he didn’t have high hopes for his particular brand of “rock and roll influenced by mid-century American music, especially rockabilly.” “When you’re in ...

Fanfarlo has larger concerns

Fanfarlo is coming back to the States, and I think for this tour they’ve shape-shifted away from their past as a feel-good dance band with synths. The last CD sounded like it desperately wanted to ...

Letters to the Reader

At What Cost? Dyslexic error in the Jack Tempchin piece, aptly titled “Peaceful Boozy Feeling,” by Patrick Henderson (Blurt, March 13). Mr. Tempchin’s red wine has been out for 11 months and retails for $19.99 ...

Rumbling Tins Construction’s Old Rye Sage

The fellows from Rumbling Tins Construction brought their pleasant clamor to the Westgate Hotel to offer patrons a trifecta of cocktails as part of a recent tasting soirée. A five-member collaboration of jiggering journeymen, Rumbling ...

Shocker: San Diego Opera to fold

Board votes 33-1 to close down

According to the U-T, the San Diego Opera will close down at the end of this season after 49 years. The board voted 33 to 1 for the shuttering today (March 19). Ian Campbell, general ...

City attorney's office accused of blocking campaign application

Wannabe District 2 candidate Bryan Pease files complaint in federal court

Bryan Pease, an animal-rights activist and attorney best known for his defense of La Jolla seals, is fighting to be included on the list of potential appointees to fill newly elected mayor Kevin Faulconer's council ...

Newspapers, no...The Colbert Report, yes

Age: 28 Occupation: Digital Marketer Neighborhood: Ocean Beach Where Interviewed: Barnes & Noble, Hazard Center What are you reading? “On my phone, I’m reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s just a way ...

The Hat in the Sky

After the war, after I was born, my father’s hobby (perhaps his obsession) was photography. New fathers often become photographers, it seems. But he took pictures of many things besides me, as if he suddenly ...

Music’s mad scientists

“The San Diego Experimental Guitar Show started out as an event that included all of my noise-artist friends,” says host Sam Lopez in anticipation of the event’s fifth annual incarnation at the Soda Bar on ...

Tacos bulge with generosity at Mariscos Germán

Taco and beer, $2.69

Oh, man. Trolley’s crowded tonight. ’Course, Friday night, Blue Line, heading south, what else would you expect? Especially this front car. Everybody’s packed in here so they can get out closest to the line in ...

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — San Diego Ward

We continue to progress once we die.

Elder: Gary Sabin Seventy Membership: 50,000 Age: 59 Born: Provo, Utah Formation: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; Stanford University, Stanford; “and a lot of on-the-job training.” Years Ordained: one year San Diego Reader: What is ...

Relieve itchy skin with olive oil and/or vinegar

Skin care for mummy.

“It depends on where the itch is and the age of the person.”

The Queen and her subjects

I haven’t owned a camera for 30 years and don’t yet have a smartphone. I’ve been writing about photography for 30 years, and when I was very young it shaped my sensibility in ways I’m ...

Price of jazz

“We have a diverse audience.” Mark DeBoskey is the general manager of KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM at City College. “We have the traditional jazz listeners who are 55-plus and remember the golden age of jazz.” ...

The Falconer: Part 1

This vulture will crack you up.

We’re going to spend some time with Kate Marden, master falconer. Marden, 55, owns West Coast Falconry in Marysville, California, and is a partner in West Coast Falconry–San Diego, which can be found in Alpine. ...

War is a junket

San Diego Unified Port District commissioner Garry Bonelli is looking to go on a spring junket to Israel and Jordan, but before making his reservations the retired two-star admiral checked in with the state’s Fair ...

What to do in San Diego this week, March 20–March 26

Explore animal eggs, discover changes in the sea by designing your own plankton, create a shark-egg craft, and participate in an underwater egg hunt. Entry fee included with admission. Also on Friday. San Diego’s longest ...

Ticket fix

Over at San Diego–based utility giant Sempra Energy, the lobbyists’ handouts were more sizable than those at Barona. Miguel Martinez, field deputy for Democratic assemblyman John Perez, got two admissions to a December 28 event ...

Scripps Ranch to Walmart: Put it in Mira Mesa

This would substantially alter the character of Scripps Ranch,” fumes Jenny Marshall, whose 15-member Save Our Scripps (“SOS”) Ranch group is determined to stop a big-box project from crashing the gates of the “Ranch.” In ...

Schist and intrusions in Cool Canyon

Colorful walls of metamorphic schist and intrusions of granite and quartz make this an interesting canyon hike.

A lifestyle coach is someone who attracts money

Post Title: Who is a Lifestyle Coach? Post Date: May 1, 2013 Who is a Lifestyle coach? Someone who is living the life of their dreams. Someone who is comfortable in their own skin. Someone ...

Culinary institute for Democrats

Democratic governor Jerry Brown, on an apparent easy course to reelection this year, last week bagged a $10,000 campaign contribution from San Diego’s Qualcomm, founded by billionaire Barack Obama–backer Irwin Jacobs. Not much more surprising ...

Dazzling musical feats

“For me, this concert began about four years ago, when I was wondering to myself if it might be possible to gain access and play artistically with the Giant Dome Theater at Reuben H. Fleet ...

In the San Diego music clubs Sunday–Wednesday, March 23–26

Sunday 23From right up the road in Long Beach, garage-pop trio Tijuana Panthers will play Soda Bar behind last year’s well-received release Semi-Sweet. A record, according to the band, that captures their “nice-guy angst.” I ...

March 13 Crossword Contenders

Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 11. L. Barling, El Cajon, 11. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 11. * Marvin A. Brown, Clairemont, 11. Charlotte Brown , Clairemont, 11. Bob Carlson, Serra Mesa, 11. Leslie Chase, Campo, 11. Joseph Ciprian, ...

March 13 Sudoku Contenders

Evil * Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 11. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 11. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 11. Martin Guillen, Oceanside, 11. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 11. Ralph Levy, La Jolla, 11. Hiroshi Miyazaki, Normal Heights, 11. Randy Paddock, ...

In the San Diego music clubs Thursday–Saturday, March 20–22

Thursday 20Texas alt-rock vets the Toadies hop into Belly Up on the 20-year anniversary tour of their commercial breakthrough, the platinum-selling Interscope set Rubberneck. This summer the band’s re-releasing the collection with five more songs ...

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